A meme ( MEEM) is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads by means of imitation from person to person within a culture and often carries symbolic meaning representing a particular phenomenon or theme. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures. In popular language, a meme may refer to an Internet meme, typically an image, that is remixed, copied, and circulated in a shared cultural experience online.Proponents theorize that memes are a viral phenomenon that may evolve by natural selection in a manner analogous to that of biological evolution. Memes do this through the processes of variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance, each of which influences a meme's reproductive success. Memes spread through the behavior that they generate in their hosts. Memes that propagate less prolifically may become extinct, while others may survive, spread, and (for better or for worse) mutate. Memes that replicate most effectively enjoy more success, and some may replicate effectively even when they prove to be detrimental to the welfare of their hosts.A field of study called memetics arose in the 1990s to explore the concepts and transmission of memes in terms of an evolutionary model. Criticism from a variety of fronts has challenged the notion that academic study can examine memes empirically. However, developments in neuroimaging may make empirical study possible. Some commentators in the social sciences question the idea that one can meaningfully categorize culture in terms of discrete units, and are especially critical of the biological nature of the theory's underpinnings. Others have argued that this use of the term is the result of a misunderstanding of the original proposal.The word meme itself is a neologism coined by Richard Dawkins, originating from his 1976 book The Selfish Gene. Dawkins's own position is somewhat ambiguous. He welcomed N. K. Humphrey's suggestion that "memes should be considered as living structures, not just metaphorically" and proposed to regard memes as "physically residing in the brain." Although Dawkins said his original intentions had been simpler, he approved Humphrey's opinion and he endorsed Susan Blackmore's 1999 project to give a scientific theory of memes, complete with predictions and empirical support.

You do not have permission to view the full content of this post. Log in or register now.
  1. C

    Sikreto ni Tom

  2. S

    Sobrang Dark

  3. S

    Concerned lang naman ako

  4. S

    Kaka Cellphone ko Talaga to

  5. S

    G ba lods?

  6. S

    Effective kaya to?

  7. S

    Handa na ba kayo?

  8. S

    "Inaamin ko na"

  9. A

    Gulatin mo partner mo

  10. S


    Hidden content
  11. M

    Bagong Fairy Godmother ni Sleeping Beauty

  12. M

    So True!

  13. I


  14. S

    Social Media or Memes Media?

    While drinking a cup of coffee, of course.
  15. C


    fbmemesph 2023-08-01-11-30-02 1690860602005 - DoodStream
  16. C


    fbmemesph 2023-08-01-11-30-02 1690860602005 - DoodStream
  17. G

    Chinese teacher Molly

    Roasting you 😎
  18. G


    Roasting you😎
  19. G


  20. G


    In China, we don't say.. Instead, we simply say..
  21. J

    Sino ba kasi ito?

  22. J

    Big hug pala ah!

  23. D

    Di namin malilimutan

  24. S

    09's kids will get it

  25. H

    Didn't expect THAT.

  26. P

    Feel old yet?

  27. Y

    Never forgetti

    Pare mahal mo daw ako Hidden content
  28. S

    Naalala mo pa ba?

  29. P

    Bili ka tuyo

  30. P

    2ll eto ba yung bubuka ang bulaklak

  31. P

    Holy good sh!t

  32. P

    Dapat pala di ko na nilinis

  33. P

    Hayp na mukha yan

  34. P

    Sorry kung gusto mo pala nyan

  35. P

    Iba na panahon ngayon

  36. P

    Wag ako

  37. P

    Kuha tayo ginto

  38. P


  39. P

    Uhmmm hmmm

  40. P


  41. P

    Keri lang

  42. P


  43. P

    Sira ang argumento

  44. P

    Asan si pacquiao?

  45. P

    Hiya ako ee

  46. P

    Basic lang to babe

  47. P


  48. P

    Tsaka greek alphabet

  49. P

    Mabait si baby

  50. P

    Hindi yan ang nasa isip ko